The professional video gaming organization the Cyberathlete Professional League has announced that New York will host the final championships of its 2005 World Tour.
This year’s $1,000,000 prize-money tour, which is sponsored by Intel and Nvidia, kicked off in Istanbul, Turkey and has since made nine stops across the globe, all leading up to the final showdown, which will take place Tuesday, November 22 at the newly built Nokia Theatre in Times Square. Preliminary matches will take place Sunday, November 20 and Monday, November 21, 2005 at the web2zone Cyber Center in New York.
The final head-to-head competition at the 2005 CPL will be between the top two finalists, with a combined $250,000 in cash to hand out, as well as an additional 'Intel Player of the Year' prize for the tour points leader. The PC FPS Painkiller
is the main competition choice for this year's CPL World Tour.
In addition, MTV has partnered with The CPL and will provide coverage of the Finals on MTV Overdrive, the new broadband video channel from MTV.com. MTV will also feature live highlights of the tournament and create a half-hour special of the World Tour Finals to air on MTV on Saturday, November 26, 2005.
“The New York event is shaping up to be unprecedented in its reach to both the gamer enthusiasts and the general public alike”, said Angel Munoz, President and Founder of The CPL. “This event is the realization of eight years of expectations, dreams, and hard work for us.”